Party in a Post: Distortion Festival 2015

The self-described “orchestrated chaos” of Distortion Festival is back and ready to take over Copenhagen from 3rd to 7th June.

A city staple since 1998, this is the first year that the street festivals will pair with Distortion Club‘s ticketed intimate concerts and a 2-day rave at Refshaleøen, called Distortion Ø.

As for the street parties – if you live anywhere inside Copenhagen you won’t be able to miss them. They hit Nørrebro on Wednesday, Vesterbro on Thursday and Copenhagen Harbour on Friday.

Distortion has been a masterclass in how to have a bangin’ time from its first year. While the spirit of the parties has remained intact – these street festivals reach insane proportions – they’ve had to develop ways to be self-sustaining. Purchasing armbands, which can be done around online or the city, helps them to maintain a secretariat and clean-up post-fest. Now, the ticketed Distortion Club and Distortion Ø will hopefully secure their place as a yearly oasis for the club scene.

So, to quote the title of my favourite Christian Slater film: pump up the volume! Here’s your Distortion playlist:


Distortion Club

Pharaohe Monch, “Simon Says”

See him at Pumpehuset, Wednesday 3rd June at 9:00pm


Beatrice Eli, “Girls”

See her at Rust, Wednesday 3rd June at 9:00pm


Blanck Mass, “Dead Format”

See them at Jazzhouse, Thursday 4th June at 10:00pm


Francois X, “Espheni”

See him at Culture Box on Friday, 5th June


Distortion Ø

Friday 5th June

Tomas Barford, “Busy Baby ft. Nina K”


Cashmere Cat, “Wedding Bells”


Bok Bok, “Melba’s Call ft. Kelela”


Pharphar, “Alt er Godt”


Saturday 6th June

Omar Souleyman, “Warni Warni”


Kenton Slash Demon, “Khattabi”


Axel Boman, “Purple Drank”


And just a little taste from last year:

This is where we LIVE, people!

Are there any Distortion event or concerts you’re looking for to? Tell us about it!

Header image via Distortion Gallery.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.